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Tools and Techniques Used in the Guidance Process


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Tools and Techniques Used in the Guidance Process

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  2. 2. 2Introduction:Guidance is the help given by one person to an individual in making choices andadjustments and in solving problems. Guidance aims at aiding the helpee/counselee/clienteleto grow in independence and ability to be responsible for himself. It is a service that isuniversal - not confined to the school or the family. It is found in all phases of life - in thehome, in business and industry, in government, in social life, in hospitals and in prisons;indeed it is present wherever there are people who can help.However, professional school personnel have faced the reality that “fatalities”(dropouts, trouble makers, alienated pupils, underachievers) occurs. Reality is such thatattempts should be made to adjust to pupil differences and their unique dilemmas.Guidance is seen as one of the approaches to lessen school conflicts between pupilsand school and to focus on the evaluation of the individual pupil, to perform their functions,guidance personnel need not only skills and human concern but also the best informationabout pupils it is possible to obtain. Much of it will be derived from the professional use ofguidance tools and techniques effectively.The techniques which are generally employed by guidance workers for collecting basicdata about a person are either standardised or non-standardised. Both the categories oftechniques are used in getting primary data. All the techniques are useful. The onlyconsideration which the guidance worker should keep in mind is that the techniquesemployed should give reliable and objective information. The use of a particular technique,however, depends upon what the guidance worker wants to get out of it.A. OBSERVATIONThis is an oral and visual way of measuring what a person says and what aperson does. It is basic to other guidance techniques which does not necessarilypertain only to verbal language.In this technique, behaviour is studied through observation by a trainedobserver. The effectiveness of the technique depends upon the skilfulness of theobserver.An observer is expected to observe well defined behaviours free from biases andprejudices. Parent, teacher, and counsellor should know what to observe, how and what todescribe and how to interpret.Observational techniques are useful in the study of students and individuals but theirusefulness depends upon the manner and purpose with which they are conducted. It takestime which is made on several occasions and records will reveal the personality and a portionof the totality of the individual.Limitations that an observer has to guard against which can be remedied:a. The observer may have a strong bias which proper training can help him overcome.b. The observation may be limited in time but a real observer can always find time.c. The observer may not be accurate in reporting where practice can result inperfection.d. The observed behaviour may be misinterpreted.The items reported which are out of proportion to the total situation can always bereorganized to fit into a total situation.Some aspects of behaviour that can be observed:study habitsleadership qualitiesdesire to get attentionpaying attentionacts of dishonestyspeech difficultiesways of asking/answeringquestions
  3. 3. 3EXAMPLE OF OBSERVATION:B. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHESAutobiography- an individual life story ---routine behaviour, attitudes, interests, ideals--- written byhimself.It is a means of securing information about anindividual, which is an effective source in the counselingprocess.They are in form of therapeutic treatment, releasingtensions within an individual. It is often difficult to writefreely and fully about one’s experiences who may tend to exaggerate the truths or facts.An autobiography is a description of an individual in his own words. As a guidancetechnique for studying the individual, it gives valuable information about the individualsinterests, abilities, personal history, hopes, ambitions, likes, dislikes, etc.In guidance, structured autobiographical items are given to the individual and he isasked to write them out. The autobiographical material thus obtained is verified by variousother means. Since feelings, values and attitude cannot be measured by any other technique,autobiography appears to be the one technique for appraising these characteristics.EXAMPLE OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:MynameisDianneRamos.Im17yearsold.Iwasbornonawarm,sunnydayinFebruary.IliveatDeCastroSubd.,PasigCity, Metro Manila. I go to school at STI College. Ilive with my mom, Divina; and my dad,Diego. I have two brothers,namely,Gerry &Robert. Mybrothers have their own family now thatswhy Imthe only one left tolivewithmy parents.Istartedschoolwhen I was five-years-old. I went to kindergarten through sixth grade at De Castro Elementary School. Then I attended CaintaCatholicCollegeafterIgraduatedinelementary.Iamnowa2ndyearcollegestudentatSTICollege&currentlyaimingtograduatemybachelorsdegreeinITinthenearfuture.Myfavoritesportsarebadminton,volleyball,basketball&tennis.WhenIdonthaveanythingtodo,Ilovetosurfthenet,openmymail,,piano,flute,&lyre.Whenitcomestoanime,Imsointo it. I love watching anime series like Kyou Kara Maou, Ouran Academy, Prince of Tennis, Tsubasa, Basilisk, SaiunkokuMonogatari, Melancholy of Haruhi Surumiya, Fate Stay Night, Mushishi, Muteki Kanban, Code Geass, Naruto, Bleach, 12kingdoms,etc..Myfavoritecolorsarered,blue&black.Myfriendsseemeasakindsweetchildishfriendlyperson.Lifetomemeansfriendsandfamilywhoyoucantrustandwhotrustsyou.Iamprettymuchonthehappysideoflife,butlikeallteensIdoIhavemy"daysof."ThatmeansIdohavesomesaddaysordepresseddays.IhaveafewfriendsherethatsortoflookoutformeandwhenIamhavingabadday,Ihavesomeonehereatschooltotalkto.ImakemyschooldaysgobythinkingofeitherthenexthourorwhatIwilldowhenIgethomeorontheweekend.Imnotseeinganyonenow,really!HeheTheyear2010willbethetimeIwillgraduatefromCollege.IthinkIwillprobablybestilllivinghereatPasigCitywithmyparents.AsIsaidinthebeginning,IwasbornhereinPasigCityandIvelivedheremywholelife.IwouldliketoseemoreofthePhilippinesbutunfortunately,IdonthaveanymoneytoleavePasigCitytogoanywhererightnow.IhopeyouhaveenjoyedwatchingmylifestoryasmuchasIhaveenjoyedmakingitforyou.Heresatipforyoutoliveortrytoliveby:Hardworkwillgiveyoupower;beinglazywillmakeyouaslave.
  4. 4. 4C. ANECDOTAL RECORDSShort descriptions of a significant event/incident of a person’s overt behaviour. Thisdevice facilitates the sharing of observation made by a teacher/counsellor, with thecooperation with the staff members who collect the records/leave their reports from timeto time inside the pupil’s folder.An anecdotal record contains short descriptive accounts about some events regarding astudent. Every account is a report of a significant episode in the life of a student. It is asimple statement of an incident deemed by the observer to be significant with respect to agiven student.Provide descriptions of the person’s spontaneous behaviour in various situations. Theyreveal problems and offer information that will help the pupil understand himself.Anecdotal records should possess the following criteria: Objectivity- means that anecdotal records do not give an account of the personalemotional reaction of the reporter. Adequate Background- records give definite information about time, place andperson involved as well as name, age and the specific situations wherein thecounselee is observed. Selectivity- teachers and trained workers can select which of the anecdote aresignificant in understanding a counselee’s problem. Reliability- the report is based exactly on one’s personal observation, not onhearsay.Types of Anecdotal Records The first type of record contains only the objective account of a students behaviour.In this types of record there are no comments. In the second type of record, brief comments along with the subject’s behaviouraccount are noted down. In the third tpye of record, proble related to his/her behaviour are nated down. In the fourth tpye of record, students behaviour along with his good and badqualities and suggestion for improvement are mentioned.An anecdote may be compared to a snapshot of an isolated incident of the behaviourof the student, which suggests some special significance. Just as a camera catches the pose ofan individual at a given time, similarly the anecdote should report exactly the behaviourobserved.If we accept the uniqueness of the individual as a basic principle of guidance, this wordsnapshot is of immense significance to us for guidance purposes. An individuals behaviour isalways in response to some felt need. For example, desire for affection or threat to his securitymay cause him to show certain strange behaviour.EXAMPLE OF ANECDOTAL RECORDS:Student: Christopher Jones Age: 6 years, 2 monthsObserver: Wendy Jones Date: 7th July 2012, 11:45amSetting: ClassroomPurpose:To observe Christophers sentence structure with peers.Observational question:Does Christopher use simple sentences or more complex sentences when interacting with his peers?Observation details:Christopher played with the drama materials for 15 minutes, using the dress-ups and examining himself inthe mirror. He walked over to the home corner table and said to another boy, Hey give me that. He took thespoon from the other student. I spoke to Christopher and asked him to give the spoon back to the other student.He gave the spoon back and said, I like choc milk and a biscuit too!I asked the children to pack away. Another adult approached Christopher asking him to help pack away.Christopher replied to the adult, And then can we go outside? The adult replied Yes! Christopher shouted Yayand started packing away.Analysis:Christopher was able to use both simple and complex sentence structure. He demonstrated confidence in hisinteractions with his peers. Christopher was able to engage in appropriate turn taking during his briefconversation with an adult.
  5. 5. 5D. CASE STUDYIt is an intensive investigation employing all types of research, making use of tests,checklists, interviews, and observation. Its function is to assist in discovering the causes ofneeds to take remedial measures.The use of techniques as obtaining facts, diagnosis or treatment is called the case studymethod because it utilizes the scientific procedures followed by a physician.It is defined as a collection of all available information - social, physiological, biographical,environmental, vocational - that promises to help explain a single individual.A case study is a comprehensive collection of information with the help of all availabletools and techniques of data collection.It is the most important technique and the-best method of studying the whole individual.Its purpose is to say positively and with confidence that, as far as possible, all sources ofinformation have been tapped and all kinds of data have been gathered from them.*The main object behind a case study is to observe the individual as a whole.*The problem studied in a case study is not a problem of ill-health.Steps in Preparing a Case Study:1. Recognition of the status of what is to be investigated.2. Collection of data relating to the factors associated with the problem under study.3. Diagnosis- identification of causal factors.4. Application of remedial measures.5. Follow-up techniques- necessary to check the correctness of the diagnosis and tomodify the treatment to suit the case.Facts to be collected in a case study:The individual who seeks guidance has to he first identified to bow what he is. Butinvestigations also are to he made re-ding the environment which has made him what he is.Therefore, an adequate case study about a person presents basic information on the followingtopics:a) the physical, socio-economic and cultural environmentb) the history and present status of the familyc) his own development and present status.Difficulties in making a case studyThe case study should penetrate into the problem under study. It should not be superficial.Parents should be contacted. Medical opinion should be sought. All those who come intocontact with the individual should be approached. The study not be one sided.All possible details should be gathered and not even the slightest detail should beoverlooked.EXAMPLE OF CASE STUDY:Client: Health Care/Services ProviderTopic: Adapting to Meet Changing Staff NeedsSituationOur client was: A private health care facility With a traditional pension and benefits system that was in need of changeChallengesThe challenges facing us were in: Achieving a paradigm shift within the organization Working around financial issues and divisions in executive thinking — and in obtaining adequatefunding for the modified plans Realigning the pensions and benefits program in a fashion consistent with the people and thebusiness strategyActionsThe actions we took to address these challenges were: Examined the existing business strategy and identified the people strategy required to implementthe proposed strategy Identified the most important aspects to maintain and deliver in the pensions and benefits programResultsOur actions resulted in: A sound and clear plan for re-alignment of the pensions and benefits program, altering elements thatrequired modification to be in alignment with and supportive of the business strategy
  6. 6. 6E. CUMULATIVE RECORDSIt is a record of information concerned with the appraisal of an individual student. Theinformation which is obtained periodically through various sources, techniques, tests,interviews, observations, case study and the like, is assembled in a summary form on acumulative record card, so that it may be used when the student needs our advice for thesolution of some educational or vocational problem.These contain spaces for recording the data needed for what is called the inventoryservice of guidance.A method of recording, filing and using information essential for the guidance ofstudents.It is a helpful current and future guide in charting the progress of a special needs childas it serves as an additional information base for providing vocational and academic guidancefor the student, in addition to the students IEP (Individualized Education Plan).1908 – the first cumulative record appeared in Boston.Main items found in cumulative records1. Identifying Data: Address, Birthday, Birthplace, Civil Sttus, Religion.2. Home Background: Parent’s name , Number of siblings, Occupations of Parents.3. Health Information: Immunizations, Dental Records, Frequency of illness, SensoryAbilities and corrections, Chronic diseases/defects.4. Educational History: Age of strating school, promotes and failures, frequency ofchanging schools, standardized test score.5. Anecdotal Records/Remarks: observation of interests, notable abilities,relationships with peers and school personnel disciplinary incidents.6. Case summary: employed only for pupils with some personnel/social dilemma thatimpedes growth.7. Recommendation: remarks from prior counsellors, teachers, results of staffconferences.In addition, pictures of the pupils showing different stages of development can beincluded. All schools should keep cumulative records which result from the cooperativeefforts of those concerned with the education of the child at different levels of his growth anddevelopment.Need and Importance of Cumulative Record.The cumulative records about students provide useful information to teachers,counsellors and administrators. The need and importance of cumulative records in guidanceare given below:Importance in GuidanceThe basic principle and assumptions of guidance take into consideration the individualdifferences. Every individual differs from the other in some psychological character,quality or trait. For example, no two individuals are alike. They differ from each other asfar as interests, aptitudes and abilities are concerned. Cumulative records reveal suchindividual differences and indicate the nature and amount of professional assistanceneeded by individual students at various stages of their development.The cumulative record is a permanent history of the educational development of theindividual student. It indicates his attendance, health, achievement and various otheraspects of school life. Hence it is useful in analysing the future needs of the individualstudent and proper educational and occupational guidance can be offered on the basis ofhis needs. For example, if it indicates the weaknesses in the physical development of thestudent, steps to remove those weaknesses can be suggested.Importance in TeachingThe cumulative record of an individual student suggests the teacher whether theattainments are in proportion to his/her mental abilities.The cumulative records of different students help the teacher in classifying students inaccordance with scholastic aptitudes and mental abilities.
  7. 7. 7The cumulative records of different students of a class help the new teacher inunderstanding the needs of students.They are diagnostic tools to analyse a behaviour problem or an educational one.Cumulative records indicate the students who need individual attention.Cumulative records help the teachers in writing reports about individual students, and theprincipal in writing a character certificate most objectively.Teachers can locate problem children and children needing special help and adjust theteaching accordingly.For making case studies the cumulative record are very useful to teachers, because thereis some similarity of items collected.Characteristics of a Good Cumulative Record Information gathered should be complete, comprehensive and adequate so that validinferences may be drawn. Information recorded should be true and valid. Information to be reliable should be collected by a number of teachers and then pooled. A cumulative record should be re-evaluated from time-to-time. A cumulative record should be objective and free from personal opinions and prejudices. It should be usable.EXAMPLE OF CUMULATIVE RECORDS:F. CONFIDENTIAL DATAThese are data which are classified as confidential by the counsellor, which are kept in aseparate file and place.EXAMPLE OF CONFIDENTIAL DATA:Interview notesTest resultsPersonal data of the individualHome and familyG. THE INTERVIEWAn interview is a conversation with a purpose. It is a serious conversation directed towarda definite purpose other than satisfaction in the interview itself. (Bingham and Moore)A dynamic face-to-face relationship dependent upon the skill of the counsellor and thecooperation of the counselee.An opportunity for an individual to make clear his confused thoughts and feelings and tobring out his inner conflicts.The most essential of all techniques in the counselling process.Can have meanings only to thecounsellor which often prove to be themeans of solving many problems ofmaladjustments.Request for Pupils (cumulative) RecordPupil Name: Birthdate GradeSusie Student 06.22.2000 3BayShore School has enrolled the pupil listed above. Please send the complete pupilinformation to the address listed below by sending the Mandatory Permanent Record andall other pertinent records including health and special education information (ReferenceCA. Edacation Code 49068; and CA. Administrative Code Title 5, Section 460,432,438). Theparents have been notified in accordance with state and Federal law.Please send records to:My New School1234 XYZ StreetAny City, CA 90046____now_____at the end of the school year
  8. 8. 8Advantages of Interview It is a widely used technique inguidance because it has certain advantageswhich are not possessed by other techniquesof guidance. It is very flexible. It serves a variety of purposes. It has a great therapeutic value. Interview is helpful in diagnosing aproblem. The face-to-face contact gives veryuseful clues about the clients personality. Interview is useful to the client alsobecause it enables him to think about theproblem and about his ‘self’. Interview provides a choice to theclient and the counsellor to exchange ideasand attitudes through conversation.Kinds of Interview1. Structured Interview- follows a predetermined plan of questioning which make use a listof questions/checklist of general topics as a guide. This is used in employment situationswhere the employer requires specific information of an employee’s evaluation, workexperiences, special abilities and reasons for leaving his former positions.Advantages:Ensures that essential topics will be covered and lessened the probability that anunskilled interviewer will ignore many important areas of inquiry.Easier to compare interviews and rate interviewees when it covers the same topic.2. Unstructured Interview- when the interviewer is free to develop the conversation alongthe lines that seem most suitable for him.Advantages:Its flexibility is desirable in clinical situations/vocational guidance sessions whenthe interviewer wishes to encourage the person to talk as freely as possible abouthis needs and desires.Purposes of Interview1. To obtain information whereby attitudes, opinion and techniques of business associatesare sought which can be acquired through the school records, questionnaire technique,and exchange of personal use.2. To give information not found in books like interpretation of school regulations, collegerequirements and curricula.3. For employment interview to get the best applicant, and the candidate to seek the kind ofjob he feels qualified.4. For adjustment interview which is the most difficult form of guidance and counsellingwhere the counselee has to solve a problem.Steps for Interview1. Prepare for the interviewThe setting should have order and privacy, free from distortion as noise andinterruptions. The interviewer should have adequate knowledge about the student/counseleeobtained from tests or other techniques.2. Establish rapportThis can be done by manifesting the feelings of friendliness, security and mutualconfidence.
  9. 9. 93. Develop insightThe major goal of any interview is to let the counselee develop his own insight. That is,after he tells all, unburdening himself of his frustrations, repressions or difficulties will beable to see the situation in a new light. An absence of critical attitude, surprise or disapprovalon the part of the interviewer will make the counselee develop trust and feel more at ease.Through a pleasant atmosphere and means of leading questions, the counselee will becomeaware of his difficulties, feelings and conflicts. Hence, he is helped to do his own thinking,reach conclusion and probably change his attitude. Recording salient facts is necessary.4. Terminate the interviewThe interview is said to be terminated when the counselee leaves with a feeling ofhaving had a satisfying and helpful experience, with self-confidence, a light heart but eager foractivity. He should be made to feel free to meet the counselor again.5. Keep records of the interviewThe records must be made not only during but also immediately after the interviewand these must be filed in a secure place for future references.6. Evaluate the interviewThe counsellor would do well to go over the entire interview, to determine whetherimprovements were made in a subsequent interview with the pupils.Questions helpful in evaluating the interview:a) Was there a progress made by the counselee toward the recognition of the problem?Was he willing to face the problem?b) Did the interview help the pupil become more self-reliant?c) Did the counselee come for help again of his own will?d) Was there noticeable improvement in the counselee’s behaviour?e) Did the counselee carry out the plan mutually outlined?Counselors should bear in mind that not all interviews succeed, and that an interviewthat has failed need not be discouraging. An examination of the whole situation can be a steptoward solving a problem.Limitations of interviewAn interview is a subjective technique. It lacks objectivity in the collection of data aboutthe client. The bias and the prejudices of the interviewer enter into his interpretation ofthe data collected through an interview.The personal bias makes the interview less reliable and valid.The results of an interview are very difficult to interpret.The usefulness of an interview is limited. The success of an interview depends on thepersonality qualities of the interviewer, his preparation for the interview and the way inwhich he interviews. If the interviewer monopolises talking or does not listen patiently towhat the client says. The interview loses value.H. STANDARDISED TESTSThese are tools of measuringinterests, intelligence, aptitudes andpersonality traits.One of which a test is prepared by acompetent group or group of personswhereby every item is chosen after itsdifficulty and value have beendetermined by means of rigidexperimental processes.
  10. 10. 10They provide reliable and valid information.They are reusable, less time consuming and can be scored easily.Tests - The most commonly used specialized technique in guidance and counseling.- Found to provide the counselee with the means to demonstrate objectively hisabilities, aptitudes, interests previously unrevealed, especially unexplored onesbecause of the counselee’s limited opportunities for activities in his field.Uses of Tests:1. Tests are used as basis for admission into an educational institution which serves as ameasuring rod to help teachers and the administrative staff in adjusting students whotransfer from one school to another.2. Tests serve to give information about an individual’s ability, interests, aptitudes andplan which are more accurate than other techniques.3. Tests are a basis for promotion so as to determine whether or not students are entitledto obtain passing grades.4. Tests are used to compare students belonging to one school, students of differentschools but in the same level to determine the winners in contests.5. Tests are used for the classifications of pupils into sections.6. Tests determine which students are especially gifted in Math, Science and English aswell as those who need remedial instruction. Tests are good judges of students’abilities.7. Tests evaluate standards of different schools.8. Survey tests reveal cases of ineffective study habits.9. Tests are techniques of guidance whereby individual learners are helped to adjust tothe school, the curriculum, and to make a vocational choice.10. Tests can be used to evaluate teaching methods and the progress of pupils of similarability can be compared.TYPES OF TESTS1. Achievement Tests- devised and administered to measure how well a person haslearned as an outcome of instruction. Used to assess students performance in school subjects. All unit, semester andterminal examination tests are nothing but achievement tests. These tests focus on skills orabilities that are traditionally taught in the schools. Therefore achievement tests may bedefined as tools designed to measure the degree of student learning in specific curriculum areascommon to most schools, such as Mathematics, English usages, etc.Achievement tests are used as learning measures of:the amount of learning.the rate of learningcomparisons with others or with achievement of self in other areaslevel of learning in sub-areas, andstrengths and weaknesses in a subject matter area because of their extensive use andrelatively easy task of identifying appropriate context measures.Limitations:- hard to measure because they are not graded according to difficulty because it isimpossible to compare the results of one’s test with those of another.2. Intelligence Tests- measure general intelligence, the IQ* of the counselee whichdetermines one’s mental ability. They may be individual or group tests.- Regarded as a measure of scholastic aptitude as validated against measuresof academic achievement.*Intelligence Quotient- a single global score which indicates the individual’sgeneral intellectual level.IQ= MA (Mental Age*) x 100CA (Chronological Age**)* The level of mental development ability that a person has attained without regard to chronological age.**The age in years and months
  11. 11. 113. Aptitudes Tests- measure the probable potentiality for development prior to trainingor schooling as tests in aptitude covered art, music, science, algebra, manual, andmechanical. Its value is the discovery of an individual’s ability to succeed in a specificfield.Aptitude - a trait that characterizes an individuals ability to perform in a givenarea or to acquire the learning necessary for performance in a given area. It presumes aninherent or native ability that can he developed to its maximum rough learning or otherexperiences.Aptitude tests may potentially be used by counsellors and others because (1) they mayidentify potential abilities of which the individuals is not aware; (2) they may encourage thedevelopment of special or potential abilities of a given individual; (3) they may provideinformation to assist an individual in making educational and career decisions or other choicesbetween competing alternatives; (4) they may serve as an aid in predicting the level of academicor vocational success an individual might anticipate; and (5) they may be useful in groupingindividuals with similar aptitudes for developmental and other educational purposes.Types of Aptitude TestsSpecial Aptitude Tests- refer to those that seek to measure an individuals potential ability toperform or to acquire proficiency in a specific occupation or other type of activity.Vocational Aptitude BatteriesScholastic Aptitude Tests- Scholastic academic aptitude tests measure ones potential forperforming in academic situations.4. Interest Inventory Tests- reveal the likes/dislikes of a person in appraising hisoccupational preferences in a certain field of specialization.Methods of Measuring InterestsObservationClaims of the CounsellorUse of InstrumentsUse of Inventories5. Personality Inventory Tests- measure the sum total of an individual’s overtbehaviour and inner feelings. It is the totality of what makes an individual differentfrom one another.6. Trade Tests- designed to determine the skills, special abilities and techniques thatmake an individual fit for a given occupation as tests for engineers, plumbers,carpenters, and mechanics. They may be in oral and picture tests.7. Diagnostic Tests- aimed to uncover and focus attention on weaknesses of individualsfor remedial purposes.I. CASE CONFERENCEThis is called to gain understanding and of determining sound approaches to severalproblems of counselees such as:unwise choice of coursereading disabilitiessocial maladjustmentineffective study habitsachievement below that which isexpected of him.Case conference is donewithout the knowledge of the counseleeand it aims to avoid rushed approaches tohis problems. Hence, several persons areinvolved like the guidance counselor, theThis is the setting in a case conference.
  12. 12. 12homeroom sponsor, the teacher who made reference, head of the department and the teacherwho has the knowledge of the counselee and his problem.It is well to rote that in this conference, the counselee is led to make his plans anddecisions, and where such plans prove inadequate, the counselee must be helped to select anappropriate one.J. SOCIOMETRYThe mapping of interpersonal likes and preferences within a classroom. The theory isthat people can be more productive and movable to influence when they are sociallycomfortable. It is not valid unless members of the group have had an opportunity to becomeacquainted with each other. Its purpose is to assess the degree of acceptance of an individualby his peers.The purpose of this is to study the nature of social relationship of individual within agroup. It offers an opportunity to identify personality problems, especially in isolates and therejects. The technique is a useful source of information for appraisal of social behaviour ofstudents.In 1934 of Moreno’s book entitled “Who Shall Survive?” revised in 1943, this techniquehas been developed. Its application to the school situation involves asking each pupil toindicate the other pupils in his class or groups whom he regards as close friends and likes tohave in the group and those toward whom he does not feel friendly and would prefer not tohave in his group.Questions that may be used in Sociometry:1) Which two pupils would you like to sit next to you?2) Which classmate would you want to help you with your school work?3) What pupils of the same sex would you invite to accompany you on a hike?4) What pupil of the opposite sex would you invite to a party?Three types of Sociometric Techniques:1. The Nomination- the student is asked to select and name his/her peers in terms of somecriterion suggested by the teacher.2. The Social Acceptance- levels of social relationship are stated and the students asked toexpress his/her sociometric choice.3. The Whos Who or Guess Who- brief descriptions of various types of students areprovided and they are asked to guess who in the class matches with the description.The sociometric data is presented in the form of a:Sociogramwhich shows attractions and repulsions within a group and helps the teacher andthe counsellor in discovering the problems of students in relation to the group.A frequently employed procedure for determining peer evaluation.A graphic representation of the responses to a questionnaire administered tomembers of a group with respect to their choice of roles to be played by particularmembers of the group.EXAMPLE OF SOCIOMETRY:Suppose we want to know how much interpersonal trust exists within a small group ofsix members. Let’s call the group members Cey, Cai, Ger, Jam, Joriz and Lar. For the purposesof this example, we will use the following criterion: “I trust this person to keep oralagreements and commitments, and not to undercut me or go behind my back.” We will use thesymbols:+ High trust Moderate trust Distrust/conflictNext we interview each group member individually. When we have establishedrapport, and have explained that all responses will be kept confidential, we ask the person weare interviewing to rate every other person in the group, based on the criterion.
  13. 13. 13Say we are interviewing Cey. Cey rates the others as follows: Lar + Cai  Ger  Jam  Joz This means that Cey has high trust of Lar, distrust or is in conflict with Cai as well asJam, has moderate trust of Ger, and so of Joz.In the course of the interviews, we can elicit details about all of these relationships. Wecan ask Cey, for example, why she distrusts Cai and Jam, and Cey’s ideas about what Cai coulddo to improve the situation.After conducting all the interviews and obtaining ratings from everyone, the next stepis to chart all the responses in the sociomatrix.Here is the sociomatrix for our sample group:Cey Lar Cai Jam Ger JozCey +    Lar +    +Cai    + Jam  + +  Ger     +Joz + +   +This matrix already tells us a great deal about the group dynamics. With a littleanalysis the matrix becomes something like an X-Ray or CAT Scan of the groups’ interpersonalrelationships. Columns showing ’s can identify those people that the group may be close torejection. Rows showing all ’s or +’s may highlight people who fear self-disclosure or peoplewho are undifferentiated in social relationships.Another important pattern to look for is what are called mutuals. A mutual occurswhen individual A rates individual B at the same level individual B rates individual A. Apositive mutual is when they both rate each other +, wherein they show bonding in a group. Anegative mutual is when they both rate each other , wherein they show areas of conflict. Theidentification of negative mutuals gives the consultant or therapist an insight as to where tostart to repair a dysfunctional group.Cey Lar Cai Jam Ger JozTotal + 2 2 1 0 2 2Total  1 2 2 2 1 2Total  2 1 2 3 1 1Total choicesreceived 5 5 5 5 5 5Not chosen by: 0 0 0 0 0 0MUTUALSMutual + 1 1 0 0 1 1Mutual  1 0 0 1 1 1Mutual  0 0 1 1 0 0A closer look at the sociomatrix shows that Cey and Cai have mutual distrust/conflict.If this was a work group and we are asked to improve the functioning of this group, we couldstart by improving the relationship between Cey and Cai before bringing the group togetherfor teambuilding.To avoid confusion in terminology, the following are defined:Star- the subject who receive the most choices and the most popular in thegroup.
  14. 14. 14Isolate- a member of the group who makes a choice but unchosen by others.Mutual choice- two individuals who have chosen each other.k. clinical methodThis is the method whereby the child’s problem is more serious than any case referredto in the case study method. An extensive study of the case may be made by psychologists,psychiatrists with the cooperation of special services.A clinical psychologist can use personality assessments to help choose the best therapyfor his clients.L. PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUESThese are expressive techniques where a child has to add meaning to a meaninglesssituation, which are most useful with very young children.The use of vague, ambiguous, unstructured stimulus objects or situations in which thesubject “projects” his or her personality, attitude, opinions and self-concept to give thesituation some structure.These are indirect and unstructured methods of investigation which have beendeveloped by the psychologists and use projection of respondents for inferring aboutunderline motives, urges or intentions which cannot be secure through direct questioning asthe respondent either resists to reveal them or is unable to figure out himself.Projection- A defence mechanism with which the ego protects itself from anxiety byexternalizing unpleasant feelings or experiential element.Theoretical Foundations of P.T.Uncover feelings, beliefs, attitudes and motivation which many consumers finddifficult to articulate.Discover the person’s characteristic modes of perceiving his or her world and howto behave in it.Enter the private worlds of subjects to uncover their inner perspectives in a waythey feel comfortable with.GelArgelJoeyAdrianChachaCeyKatSarahKimRinaJeth
  15. 15. 15Types of Tools used in Projective Techniques:1. Completion- The subject is given an incomplete sentence, story, argument orconversation, and asked to finish it. It may also be in the *means of showing thesubject a picture of an incomplete situation and asked on how he will respond tothe situation.Example: “If my mother....” (Sentence Completion)Rosenzweig’s Picture-Frustration Study, 1948- the client is given/presented with 24 cartoonswith an incomplete dialog, the client then is asked to complete the dialog answering thequestion, “How will you react with this situation?”2. Expressive- A subject is asked to role-play, act, draw or paint a specific concept orsituation.Example: Handwriting Analysis, Human Figure Drawings, Projective Puppet Play3. Construction- The subject is asked to construct a story or a picture from astimulus concept.Example: Hood Johnson’s Thematic Apperception Test, 1990. (consists of a seriesof 10 pictures presented one at a time to the clientele)
  16. 16. 164. Association- The subjects are presented with a stimulus and they respond byindicating the first word, image or thought elicited by the stimulus.Example: Hermann Rorschach “Inkblot” Test, 1921 (contains 10 series of picturesthat are presented one at a time wherein the first five contains only black and whiteinkblots and the last five contain colors.)5. Choice Ordering- The subjects have to explain why certain things are “mostimportant” or “least important”, or to "rank" or “order” or “categorize” certainfactors associated with a product, brand or service.Example: Lüscher Color Tests, Szondi’s Picture Arrangement TestsM. RATING SCALE TECHNIQUESA technique whereby the behaviour of the child may be known by means ofassigning degrees of responses with corresponding scales or values.Presence or absence of a particular type of behaviour or trait in a person israted in terms of quantity or quality.Rating scale defined as a selected list of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs,following which an observer records a value or rating based on some objective scale of values.It is a special kind of checklist in which the items or characteristics checked are ratedquantitatively or qualitatively according to the degree of presence or absence of a trait, thedegree or perfection of a skill or the degree of completion of a task.2 Ways of Rating Scale Technique:Self- Rating Scale- the individual rate himself. It provides useful information forself-analysis which leads to better self-actualization or understanding.Opinionated Rating Scale- someone is to rate the individual.They may be numerical scales employing numbers to signify gradations, descriptivewith phrases to indicate various degrees, or graphic with units/degrees indicated on acontinuum.This self-rating form enables an individual to provide information about himself bymeans of filling out a checklist of self-appraisal forms either in behavioural descriptions byindicating the extent to which the behaviour describes what he is like or in traits orcharacteristics to place marks to which trait he possesses.
  17. 17. 17N. THE QUESTIONNAIRE METHODA questionnaire is a list of questions to be answered by an individual or a groupof individuals, especially to get facts or information. It should be elaborated to match withother techniques. Questions are designed to get information about conditions and practicesabout which the respondent(s) are presumed to have the knowledge.Two Types of Questions in a Questionnaire Method:1. Close-ended types- requires the answer in the form yes or no or in a limited number ofgiven categories.EXAMPLE:2. Open-ended types- require the individual to think and write.EXAMPLE:1. What kind of friend do you want to have?2. What types of activities do you like to do most?YES NO Do you enjoy watching others fighting?YES NO Do you have the feeling that other people do not like you?YES NO Do you often find that you are tired for no accountable reasons?
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